To Murder Galatea

To Murder Galatea tells the story of a familiar city in a recognizable world where iconoclasm has become a war between a shady secret society, a frenzied mob of destructive modernists and young Ignacio Liberstein, a museum employee torn ...

Author: Moyu Chen


ISBN: 9781636768465


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It's rare that a work of speculative fiction intersects with current social activism to create a story at once profoundly "of the moment" and a haunting indictment of a future yet to come. Moyu Chen's astoundingly prescient To Murder Galatea combines the author's deep academic knowledge of art history with a master's eye for world building to create a future that's both eerily familiar and astoundingly alien. To Murder Galatea tells the story of a familiar city in a recognizable world where iconoclasm has become a war between a shady secret society, a frenzied mob of destructive modernists and young Ignacio Liberstein, a museum employee torn between his instincts to preserve the artwork and the love he thought he lost forever. How far will Ignacio go to protect artwork that has been deemed 'functionless' by a society drowning in its own anxieties and insecurities? With shades of Asimov's Foundation and Donna Tartt's The Secret History, Moyu Chen's To Murder Galatea is the new high watermark of speculative fiction that will be discussed for decades to come.

Galatea s Revenge

If she had been hanged for murder, she could not care for them ever again. He fumbled in his pocket for something, and brought out a piece of paper smudged with ink, written in an imperfect hand. "I have a list of the presents I have ...

Author: Kelly McClymer

Publisher: Kelly McClymer Books


Category: Fiction


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Well Schooled in Murder

35 Galatea House pass out at the sight. Then when they do . . . He laughed and thrust his pelvis forward suggestively. “It's sort of like necrophilia to do it to a bird when she's knocked out cold. Nothing like it, Quilter.

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553904868

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published.”—Entertainment Weekly When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad’s housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child—and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers’s cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew’s death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds—and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making. . . . Praise for Well-Schooled in Murder “George is a master . . . an outstanding practitioner of the modern English mystery.”—Chicago Tribune “A spectacular new voice in mystery writing.”—Los Angeles Times “A compelling whodunit . . . a reader’s delight.”—Daily News, New York “Like P.D. James, George knows the import of the smallest human gesture; Well-Schooled in Murder puts the younger author clearly in the running with the genre master.”—People “Ms. George may wind up creating one of the most popular and entertaining series in mystery fiction today.”—The Sun, Baltimore


By describing a Polyphemus who is simultaneously in love and eager to murder, the narrative undermines Galatea's vision of the transforming power ofVenus and highlights instead the continuity ofindividual features.

Author: Marianne Govers Hopman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139851853

Category: History


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What's in a name? Using the example of a famous monster from Greek myth, this book challenges the dominant view that a mythical symbol denotes a single, clear-cut 'figure' and proposes instead to define the name 'Scylla' as a combination of three concepts – sea, dog and woman – whose articulation changes over time. While archaic and classical Greek versions usually emphasize the metaphorical coherence of Scylla's components, the name is increasingly treated as a well-defined but also paradoxical construct from the late fourth century BCE onward. Proceeding through detailed analyses of Greek and Roman texts and images, Professor Hopman shows how the same name can variously express anxieties about the sea, dogs, aggressive women and shy maidens, thus offering an empirical response to the semiotic puzzle raised by non-referential proper names.

European Symbolism

This is the only reference to the violence that is associated with the Ovidian version of the Galatea myth ( the murder of Acis by the Cyclops ) . The closing stanza fixes an overall melancholy mood , as the banality of spring romances ...

Author: Natasha Grigorian

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This first comparative study of the Symbolist use of myth in France, Germany, and Russia closely examines a selected range of poetic and pictorial works created between c. 1860 and 1910. The focus of the discussion is on a constellation of five artists, linked by a complex network of influences: Gustave Moreau, José-Maria de Heredia, and Jean Moréas (France); Stefan George (Germany); and Valerii Bryusov (Russia). By analysing myth in painting and poetry, the book gives a new insight into the significance of heroic and aesthetic ideals in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European culture. International and interdisciplinary in its comparative approach, the study reassesses the distinction between Symbolism and Decadence by shedding new light on the role of myth within the paradoxical interaction of classical and modernist values in Symbolist art. In the course of the argument, Symbolist mythological art emerges as a significant link between the cultural heritage of classical Greece and the creative agonies of twentieth-century European society. The book will appeal not only to scholars of literature and art, but also to a wider academic public concerned with cross-cultural transaction in Europe.

Monologues and Novelties

GALATEA . Get you hence ; I have no compact with a murderer ! ( Enter MYRINE , R. 1 E. ) MYRINE . Why , Galatea , what hast frightened thee ? ... One Whose calling is to murder unawares . My brave Leucippe is no murderer . GALATEA .

Author: Benjamin Lease Crozer Griffith



Category: Amateur plays

Page: 211

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Sculpture Sexuality and History

only way to achieve subservience from this unwilling Galatea is to kill her and turn her into an object that rivals her wax effigy. It is this twist on the Pygmalion myth that perseveres in film history, and this holds true in ...

Author: Jana Funke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319958402

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book investigates the wide-ranging connections between sculpture, sexuality, and history in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. Sculpture has offered a privileged site for the articulation of sexual experience and the formation of sexual knowledge. As historical objects, sculptures also draw attention to the different ways in which knowledge about sexuality is facilitated through an engagement with the past. Bringing together contributors from across disciplines, including art history, classics, film studies, gender studies, history, literary studies, museum studies, queer theory and reception studies, the volume presents original readings of sculptural art in relation to antiquarianism, aesthetics, collecting cultures, censorship and obscenity, psychoanalysis, sexology, and the experience and regulation of museum spaces. It examines how sculptural encounters were imagined and articulated in literature, painting, film and science. As a whole, the book opens up a new understanding of the ways in which sculptures, as real or imagined objects, have fundamentally shaped approaches to and receptions of the past in relation to sex, gender and sexuality. Chapters 8 and 10 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

The Classical Tradition

G Galatea Nereid living off the Sicilian coast who owes her fame to the love borne her by the Cyclops Polyphemus. ... 1 597-1 600), pairing the Cyclops' musical wooing of Galatea with his fit of jealousy and murder of Acis.

Author: Anthony Grafton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674035720

Category: History

Page: 1067

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Collects alphabetically arranged essays on how classical tradition has shaped popular culture, government, mathematics, medicine, and drama.

Murder Most Foul

Venus-Aphrodite brings the statue to life in answer to Pygmalion's prayers and it's assumed Pygmalion and Galatea live happily ever after. In some accounts he inherits the throne of Cyprus. Galatea and he have a son, Paphos, ...

Author: Arelo Sederberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595211569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Murder Most Foul is a literary study aimed at a general audience that links and compares several great works of world literature to themes of violence and suffering. Included are Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and several works of the great Greek tragedians—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The gods of Greek mythology, led by the great god Zeus, were instrumental in causing the pain and strife. The author makes the point that death and destruction, war and violence assert themselves everywhere in great works, and thus draws a conclusion that it is part and parcel of existence in all eras of mankind. The title is taken from Hamlet, words spoken to Hamlet by the ghost of his murdered father.

Hunt s Yachting Magazine

... and then it was rumoured over the ocean that a schooner close in with the land , and a long way astern of the Ella , was neither more nor less than the Galatea , and that the Julia was close by her . The murder was out now .




Category: Yachting


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